TechARP reported earlier that Microsoft will finalize its IE 8 RTM schedule on March 5 and the RTM version of IE 8 will be released during the final 2 weeks of March. Now TechARP has reiterated the dates a bit. According to the latest update by TechARP, Microsoft will RTM IE 8 in the week of March 16, 2009. The specific RTM date for the IE 8 will be announced in the week of March 9, 2009. TechARP is not sure whether this announcement would be a public announcement, or an internal one.
IE 8 is currently in RC1 and reached its RTM milestone on the 21st of February. Microsoft has already replied to speculations on the RTM dates of IE 8 that it is deliberate in its approach to releasing new products & feels strongly obliged to its customers to do so in a responsible manner to ensure they get the safest & most reliable product possible.